KRIBBS, George Frederic, (1846 - 1938)


"The House of Representatives of the Fifty Third Congress" (detail), The Graphic Chicago, 1893, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

KRIBBS, George Frederic, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born on a farm in Clarion County, Pa., November 8, 1846; attended the common schools and the Emlenton Academy and was graduated from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa., in 1873; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1875 and commenced practice in Clarion, Pa.; mayor in 1876 and again in 1889; edited the Clarion Democrat 1877-1889; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1894; resumed the practice of law in Clarion; served as mayor; president of the board of directors of the Clarion State Normal School; moved to Osceola County, Fla., in 1896 and engaged in orange culture; located in Kissimmee, Fla., in 1907 and re-engaged in the practice of law; prosecuting attorney of Osceola County in 1908; judge of the county court in 1909 and 1910; resigned and resumed the practice of law in Kissimmee, Fla., until 1926 when he retired; died in Kissimmee, Fla., September 8, 1938; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.